This is exactly what I needed to read, right now.
Those of you who know for whom I work, and what I do, probably are going “Well, duh.”
I see myself in her words, her anecdotes- even though I am not and will never be a CFO. This imbalance of work and life is all the way down at my level, the so-called line manager. It is unhealthy and it is getting worse.
Gone are the days when I could justify the time and energies I dumped into my job. I look around and see the drain happening to others and think “Not me. I won’t do it.” And I think this, knowing it hurts my chances at promotion, pay and stock increases, etc.. I no longer check my phone all the time nor answer as many emails on weekends. I simply don’t do it.
My life -and, as Callan says, “giving the best version of me”- to my loved one matters more. Because when I die, I will not regret all those hours I didn’t work.